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“Yummy variety of local food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ehlitat Lokantasi

Ehlitat Lokantasi
Ranked #401 of 13,374 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Kuwait
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Yummy variety of local food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

If I was on my own, I would have eaten here everyday!!!!!!!!! It is like a cafetaria, where you can choose how much you want to eat and pay accordingly. The variety was certainly pleasing. Not too many other places measured up to this one.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Melankaya
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
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  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

Just eaten at the Ehlitat Lokantassi, what a fantastic find, food is great and prices very cheap, constant flow of locals through the door the whole time says it all, absolutely fantastic worth seeking out.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RnA31
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Turkish Diner.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

All we tasted including meat, chicken an vegetarian dishes were superb. Prices are really low and therefore you find lots of locals eating here. Low prices however do not mean low quality in food. Especially mezes were great.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kalenma
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“WHAT A GEM!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2011

When people are streaming out the door at all hours, and faces are pressed up against the steamy windows to see what is on that open grill, you know this small lokantasi is worth at least a try.
I ate there 4 times in one week: lunch, snack and dinners.
5 minute walk off Istiklah and dinners that will cost you under 12 liras which includes a main, several sides, roll and a beverage.
Very good selection of everything from mezze to dessert. Amd all delicious. Open 24/7.
Wonderful introduction to Turkish cuisine at such a remarkable price.

Visited December 2011
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4 Thank sharonmaeK
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Istanbul
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Budget Restaurant for Delicious Meals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2011

Ehlitat restaurant is a wonderful steam table type of restaurant where you can see the meals behind the glass counter and pick the ones you like. I have eaten there twice and each time the meals were very inexpensive and very tasty. Soups are for 1.50 TL(less than 1 USD) and meat dishes are for 5-6 TL. For a good meal with soup, salad and desert, you would be paying about 10 TL (6 USD) and you are eating a very tasty meal. ıt is self service, cafeteria style, and everything is fresh. Lots of vegetable, red meat and chicken dishes with different kinds of soups. A real Turkish heaven. If you happen to be at Beyoglu, walking Istiklal street, do not miss this wonderful restaurant. It is across from Galatasaray High school, at Balo street off Istiklal, on your left as you walk towards Tarlabasi boulevard. It is diagaonally across from ODDA Hotel. Enjoy your meals there. Open 24 hours.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank enigma2007
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